Photo Exhibitions & Awards

Photo Exhibitions

2017

  • In preparation for a new photo show about Himalaya…Shanghai, January 2017. More news will follow soon!

2016

  • Himalayan Soul Scapes. This photo exhibition was part of the Zhang Garden Habitat Exhibition, which was linked with the Transoceanic Water Source Summit, Shanghai, June 1st-10th 2016

2013

  • The Kelsang Seven Petals Flowers Charity Photograph Exhibition – January 2013, Participation in a charity Photography Exhibition for the Children in Tibet Group Exposition 

 2010

  • Stolen Moments, Glimpses of Geishas in Japan as part of the Group Exposition in The Shanghai Museum of Art. She was Invited to exhibit at The Shanghai Museum of Art in the collaborative ‘Centennial Celebration of Women in Art’ and had chosen a special theme that showed the extraordinary life of Geishas in Japan, March 2010

2008

  • Life in Orange, Glimpses of Daily Life of Monks in Laos & Cambodia, Solo Exposition, FCC Siem Reap, Cambodia, January – February 2008
  • Cleaning China, A World of Mops, Groups Exposition with Chinese artists, Capelle aan den IJssel,                       Netherlands, June – September 2008

2007

  • Tibet Red, Shanghai, China, February 2007 – 2008
  • Shoes + Legs, Shanghai, China, April – May 2007
  • Cleaning China, A World of Mops, Shanghai, China, June – July 2007
  • Participation of the International Artists Show ‘The Butterfly Effect’, Shanghai, China, October 2007

2006

  • In the light of the Himalayas, Photos of Tibet and Ladakh (North-India), Leh, Ladakh, India,                           
  • April 2006 – present
  • The hats & life of the Miao minority group (of Guizhou province, China), Amsterdam,                                                             Netherlands, May – June 2006

2005

  • Reaching the sky, Life around the temples of Tibet and Ladakh (North-India), Amsterdam,                                          Netherlands,  June – October 2005

Awards & prizes

  • Photography award nomination by Fotogram Trophy 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Winning picture: Holland Herald magazine (KLM Inflight magazine), Theme Architecture, 2009

 

Some more to read about the latest shows…

  • Himalayan Soul Scapes. This photo exhibition was part of the Zhang Garden Habitat Exhibition, which was linked with the Transoceanic Water Source Summit, Shanghai, June 1st-10th 2016
    The Photos of this expo unveil the beauty of faces and places in the Himalaya.
  • For the Transoceanic Water Source Summit, she hold a talk about the Himalaya and Climate Change on June 6, 2016. The location was the Zhang Garden which was turned into a habitat for Aqua and Crafts; a creative ideascape of World Water Source Summit.
  • The Kelsang Seven Petals Flowers Charity Photograph Exhibition – January 2013 Participation in a charity Photography Exhibition for the Children in Tibet – Groups Exposition – Bridge 8 in Shanghai

Charity Exposition for 3 Tibetan orphanages. The organization tries to help to improve the situation of living and education for the children in Tibet area. And their aim is to create opportunities of communication between the children and outside world.

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  • Stolen Moments, Glimpses of Geishas in Japan, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, March 2010 

The pictures of Stolen Moments are part of a photo collection of Geishas taken in Kyoto during her two months stay in Japan in 2008.

She was invited to participate in this collaborative ‘Centennial Celebration of Women in Art’ at The Shanghai Museum of Art (2010) and had chosen her theme to show how women live in this world and especially the extraordinary life of Geishas in Japan.

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  • Cleaning China, A World of Mops’, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, June – September 2008 

This photo serie is a fanciful tribute to this humble Chinese mop. Under Emmy Schoorl keen lens this everyday object becomes an expression of the diversity and depth of contemporary domestic culture. No mop is exactly the same; each one is beautiful and unrepeatable. You will get a fresh look at cleaning from now on and even going to see the beauty of the mops.

The beauty of mops
Every family owns a mop. They embellish streets, homes and courtyards in every province. Mops can be found in every colour, shape and environment. The mops of Shanghai are different to the mops of Beijing or the ones you found in Southern China.

Mops are endemic in this countrry, hanging in trees, resting against fences, leaning on walls, showing off in the street, laying on roofs and hanging on bikes, enjoying the sun. If they are not resting then they are working – from sinks they sashay to the toilets, flopping donw the stairs, swinging over floors, rubbing over concrete. They live everywhere: palaces, monasteries and temples, houses and huts, schools and offices. 

They have a busy but short life cycle. Colours fade, strips of cloth wear thin, and their wooden handles break and they are left forgotten. These pictures celebrate their story!

  • Tibet Red, in M Home Gallery, Shanghai, China, February 2007 – 2008

A photo exbibition about life around the monasteries in Tibet and East-Tibet. The pitures varies of the people, the monks and details of life around the monasteries. It shows the pelgrims & the nomads coming to the monasteries and walking their ‘kora’ round around the temple and turning the prayer wheels. The hands of monks blessing a ‘ghau’, a travel altar (or amulet) of Tibetans. You see the burning butterlamps which you can find inside the monasteries. It shows not only a series of portraits of old and young monks in color and in black & white, but also dancing monks and it has an outstanding picture of football playing novices. Beautiful pictures which show the special connection that Emmy has with Tibet and the Tibetan people.  

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  • Shoes + legs, Shanghai, China, April – May 2007        

Shoes live! What you were is wat you are and in this case shoes + legs are telling the life story. If you see the shoes + legs of somebody,  you can say a lot of his lifestyle or even about his personality. Shoes are not merely objects to cover your feet, but are sometimes even seen as sensuous, mood-changing talismans. The shoes are a way of expressing a person’s life. It represents a mood, the personal sense of style, and the stage of life of the owner. The exhibition is about contrasts in life styles, ages and in cultures. The pictures tell you a story.

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  • Cleaning China, A World of Mops’,  Shanghai, China, June – July 2007 

  • Life in Orange, Glimpses of Daily Life of Monks in Laos & Cambodia, FCC Siem Reap, Cambodia, January – February 2008

The pictures show some details of daily life of monks in Laos & Cambodia.  The pictures are taken in Luang Prabang (Laos) and Angkor Wat (Siem Reap)  in Cambodia in 2006 & 2007.

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